ROCKFORD, IL. (THECOUNT) — Deputy Chief Donald Gasparini Jr, of Pecatonica Illinois, has been identified as the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office officer who passed away, according to the department Sunday night.

“Donnie” Gasparini, 46, died of unrevealed causes, according to a statement from the department.


The statement said in part:

“The members of the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office offer our deepest condolences to the Gasparini family. We ask that you keep his family and our law enforcement family in your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.“

A cause of death was not provided.


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